The Christian values taught at home are reaffirmed and enhanced within a curriculum that emphasizes personal growth and responsibility as well as sensitivity and service to the larger community. Every day is an opportunity for spiritual as well as academic growth.
From Preschool through 8th grade, classes take part in daily prayer, leading special liturgies, and class masses. Ministries such as Academy Choir, Bell Chimes, and the Music Ministry allow the children to share their talent with the community during liturgies and masses.
Community outreach programs such as the Trike-a-thon, Math-a-thon, Pennies for Patients and the “Food Wars” food drives, encourage young spirits to reach out to the larger community.
Our 7th and 8th graders enjoy spiritual retreats at local Catholic high schools, and are given the opportunity to serve lunch at the Community Soup Kitchen of Morristown and assist at our own St. Rose parish food pantry. Student Council (grades 4 & up) also promote awareness of spiritual campaigns and community issues and charities. Older children mentor the younger children through the Big Buddy, Little Buddy program by sharing educational, spiritual, and entertaining activities. During Lent, our older children have the opportunity to portray Christ’s passion during the “Living Stations” presentation on Good Friday.
Altar Servers can begin training upon entering 4th grade, and are scheduled for monthly masses through our parish coordinator.